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Wednesday 5 June 2013
Culture Featured Opinion

Am I ‘too sensitive’ or are you ‘too racist’?

Zoya J. Patel

When you write about controversial topics, you soon become used to being vilified for your opinions. As a feminist writer and editor, I have become used to being labeled a ‘man-hater’ or a harpie, being accused of low intelligence or of blatant lies, and generally being maligned and ridiculed by anti-feminists across the internet (and…
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Tuesday 4 June 2013
Featured Opinion Politics

On Checking and Being Checked: Working through Hate Speech

Lexie Bean
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“Have you heard a comment that you wanted to call out, but not felt comfortable articulating your discomfort? Have you been called out on a remark and felt less than proud about your response? Are you struggling to balance the affirmation of anger with the opportunity to educate? How do you keep the doors to…
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Friday 27 July 2012

but, you don’t look sick! the stigma behind invisible illness

lip magazine

Imagine being told you looked too beautiful to be in pain. Unless you’re in a wheelchair or spluttering into a tissue, people don’t often tend to recognise any other type of pain. This can become frustrating for anyone who suffers from disorders like chronic fatigue, multiple sclerosis, anaemia, perthe’s disease, diabetes, depression and so on….
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Friday 16 April 2010

Activist Fatigue

Sonya Krzywoszyja

I think I’m experiencing activist fatigue. This realisation came about after reading Mia Freedman’s column on the OMGbesity “crisis” Well, to be fair, it wasn’t so much the column as some of the comments. Yeah, I broke my own rule: Never read the comments. If I hadn’t though, I would never have come across some…
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